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Ga. Supreme Court fires pot-smoking, door-smashing judge

Category: News | Posted on Tue, September, 6th 2011 by THCFinder
The state Supreme Court today ordered that a north Georgia magistrate be immediately and permanently removed from office, upholding a recommendation from the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
 
A just-issued summary of what the court said about Anthony Peters of Catoosa County includes this:
 
Today’s seven-page opinion details the findings of the commission’s investigation, which include Peters’ weekly use of marijuana during a two-month period in 2010, an incident in which he kicked in the doors at the house of his sister-in-law’s estranged husband, another time when he pointed a gun at himself and told another judge he was not afraid to die, and his appearance in 2010 on a local cable television show in which he called the chief magistrate judge “spineless” and revealed the identity of a confidential informant of the Catoosa County Sheriff’s office. The next day, while the sheriff was being interviewed on a TV talk show, Peters called in and, disguising his voice with various foreign accents, called the sheriff a “spineless jelly spine.”
 
Peters’ conduct violates the Code of Judicial Conduct, the opinion says, and under the Georgia Constitution of 1983, “[a]ny judge may be removed, suspended, or otherwise disciplined for willful misconduct in office,…or for conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the judicial office into disrepute.”
 
Peters admitted much of the misconduct at a hearing in April before the Judicial Qualifications Commission but said he felt he’d been disciplined “enough” by having been placed on paid administrative leave since June 16, 2010.
 
“Notwithstanding Judge Peters’ personal belief that he has already received appropriate discipline, the record reveals that Judge Peters has not sought treatment for his admitted drug problems and has done nothing to show that he has any ability to live up to the high standard of conduct expected of members of the judiciary in Georgia,” the opinion says.
 
“Instead, he spent his time while on administrative leave publicly disparaging the Chief Magistrate Judge and the Sheriff of Catoosa County and endangering the life of a confidential informant by exposing his identity. Such willful misconduct is clearly ‘prejudicial to the administration of justice [and] brings the judicial office into disrepute.’”
 
“The public deserves much more from its judicial officers,” today’s opinion says, “and those judicial officers who cannot give the public what it deserves – confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary – do not deserve to continue to hold judicial office.”
 

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Marijuana Culture

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, September, 6th 2011 by THCFinder

Staying above the ignorance and enjoying the fine benefits cannabis has to offer. What are you smoking on today?

 


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State investigates workers who OK'd medical marijuana at Hempfest

Category: Events | Posted on Tue, September, 6th 2011 by THCFinder
State health-care regulators have opened a preliminary investigation into two medical professionals who were issuing medical-marijuana authorizations at Hempfest.
 
The investigation was initiated by the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday based on an Aug. 21 story in The Seattle Times, which described a reporter's ability to get a medical-marijuana authorization based on complaints of back pain.
 
Tim Church, a DOH spokesman, declined to name the two health-care professionals but said the state's naturopathic-advisory committee had opened a complaint. "It was opened as a result of media reports," he said.
 
After an initial investigation into the two individuals, DOH will decide whether to close the case or proceed with a fuller probe and possibly to a disciplinary hearing, Church said. "Anytime we see something that could be outside the scope of a medical professional's license, we take a look at it," he said.
 
The DOH has not taken action against a medical professional for authorizing medical marijuana in the 13-year history of the law allowing it. But the proliferation of specialty medical-cannabis clinics over the past two years has increased concern that patients are being authorized for conditions not in the state law.
 
 

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Laws that make no sense....

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, September, 6th 2011 by THCFinder

We have so many of them but this one is right at the top currently...

 


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Montana - A plea from a user of medical marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, September, 6th 2011 by THCFinder

People across the country are having serious issues everyday and cannot obtain medical marijuana like those who are forutnate enough to do so. But now we are at a point where local governments are trying to take away what the people have voted for. Stand up and do your part to help keep medical marijuana strong and alive for those with serious ailments who count on it daily to ease their pain and let them live their lives.

I am one of the first ever medical marijuana users licensed in the state of Montana. I have a horrible disease called multiple sclerosis. The pain and cramping leave me in excruciating pain. I have tried other methods of pain control and nothing is as good as marijuana.
 
The morphine the doctors prescribed almost killed me and only made me think it didn't hurt. All other things that I've tried haven't worked as well and with fewer side effects. We the people who have fought long and hard for this need it and use it every day just to survive. It's not something to get high. It's a life that's being saved.
 
With all the hoopla that our state has done to the law, it's time we the voters get it back to be voted on and brought to the capital. Please all registered voters. Help us sick people who need this natural plant. Put it back to be voted on, and I'm sure it will speak for the people in Montana who are surviving on this plant
 
 

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What's for breakfast?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, September, 6th 2011 by THCFinder

It's the most important meal of the day so make sure you start it off right...

 


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